Education for Intimacy

Tikkun, Vol. 12, No. 2 (March/April 1997), pp. 38-42

6 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2018

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Date Written: March 1997


This article proposes sex education, a necessary and appropriate undertaking for public schools, be presented in a broad context that emphasizes values along with personal and community responsibility. It notes that educators can strongly advocate abstinence while providing youngsters with age-appropriate sex information and ways to proceed responsibly and safely. It also suggests programs define sex carefully, explore drug use and self-control issues, and encourage active learning.

Suggested Citation

Etzioni, Amitai, Education for Intimacy (March 1997). Tikkun, Vol. 12, No. 2 (March/April 1997), pp. 38-42. Available at SSRN:

Amitai Etzioni (Contact Author)

The George Washington University ( email )

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Washington, DC 20037
United States

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